This month, the Texas Watch Foundation released a scorecard of the Texas Supreme Court Justices. Each Justice was given a letter grade based on how often he or she stands up for the interests of consumers and families. All nine justices received a failing grade of ‘F’:
According to the report, the Supreme Court overturned 81 percent of the consumer cases decided by juries. Other items of interest in the report include:
- The Court ruled against consumers 84% percent of the time.
- Defendants won 82% of the time in rulings by the Supreme Court.
- The justices agreed with each other an average of 90% of the time, indicating a lack of real dissenting voices.
According to Texas Watch, in the 10 years that Court Watch has been monitoring and reporting on the Court’s decisions, the Texas Supreme Court has consistently and overwhelmingly ruled against Texas families. To read the entire report and view the scorecard, visit www.TexasWatch.org.
Court Watch is a project of the Texas Watch Foundation, a non profit consumer research education organization dedicated to protecting the interests of Texas consumers. Court Watch has been monitoring the Texas Supreme Court since 1996 and is the only organization with an ongoing program that reports how the Court’s decisions impact everyday Texans. For more information on Court Watch or the Texas Watch Foundation, please visit ww.txwfoundation.org.